What is ORCID iD and why you must create one?
An ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
- provides a persistent, unique digital identifier that you as a researcher/author own and control;
- enables author name disambiguation - distinguishes you from every other researcher;
- ensures that work is properly attributed and that you receive credit for everything you do as a researcher.
- connects your professional information with affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more.
- can share your information with other systems (.g., My NCBI, Researcher ID, Scopus, LinkedIn, Crossref, etc.
- ensures you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.
- Required by Funders including NIH.
- Required by Publishers / Journals - "Over 7000 journals use ORCID as part of their workflow, and – with the user’s permission – can automatically populate ORCID user accounts with citations when they publish."
This page provides step-by-step instructions on how to create an ORCID iD. Follow the instructions provide in each of the Tab bekiw and learn how to:
- Verify that you do not already have an ORCID iD
- Create an ORCID iD if you do not already have an ORCID iD
- Connect your ORCID iD to the University of California, Irvine